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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:26 am

bigh0rt wrote:AD, if/when I actually get setup, would you be able to help me with mod installation? Just need a crash course in the editing programs they use. I used the ones with the NBA series years ago, and I imagine there's some similarities.


If I have time, I can help, although that seems to get limited each year. !+) Mods should be fairly straightforward to install, as long as you have the regenerator and an editor to import the regenerated files.
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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:38 am

I just upgraded from a HDD to a SSD and holy crap the difference in load times is ridiculous. Highly recommend.
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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:51 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:I just upgraded from a HDD to a SSD and holy crap the difference in load times is ridiculous. Highly recommend.

I don't know what that means. I know what I bought has HDD.
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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:12 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:I just upgraded from a HDD to a SSD and holy crap the difference in load times is ridiculous. Highly recommend.

I don't know what that means. I know what I bought has HDD.


He's just saying he upgraded his PC storage from a conventional hard drive to a solid state drive.

Comparing the two, SSD's have faster boot/load times, are more heat-efficient, and don't get fragmented like HDD's when you keep installing more programs and adding new files. SSD's are designed such that there are actually no moving parts to read and write data. The SSD's are not noisy, as a result, and don't nearly have the kinds of data volatility problems HDD's (potentially) could have.

I think the cost of SSD is gradually decreasing and so, eventually, you might want to look into getting one. I can vouch for the awesomeness of a SSD too as I have a Macbook Pro Retina.
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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby jfg » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:33 pm

FYI, I received the wireless 360 controller adapter for Christmas and it works great.
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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:17 pm

jfg wrote:FYI, I received the wireless 360 controller adapter for Christmas and it works great.

I ordered the same, so hopefully it's no problem as well.

My x51 arrived today. Please let me know anything I should do to get it rollin' in the right direction.
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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:20 pm

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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:07 am

jfg wrote:FYI, I received the wireless 360 controller adapter for Christmas and it works great.

Just hooked mine all up and worked great. Biggest adjustment is re-adjusting myself to the 360 controller from the PS3 controller. The graphics of FIFA on the PC are so superior to that of the PS3 it's not even funny. So much crisper, clearer, and the colors even seem more vibrant.
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Re: Computer for Gaming

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Re: Computer for Gaming

Postby jfg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:20 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
jfg wrote:FYI, I received the wireless 360 controller adapter for Christmas and it works great.

Just hooked mine all up and worked great. Biggest adjustment is re-adjusting myself to the 360 controller from the PS3 controller. The graphics of FIFA on the PC are so superior to that of the PS3 it's not even funny. So much crisper, clearer, and the colors even seem more vibrant.


Yeah I've been playing Arkham City this week and the detail on the PC is amazing and I'm only playing at 720p. It blows the same game on PS3 at 1080p out of the water. The next consoles still won't be able to match what your PC is capable of. I'll have to make a video card upgrade sometime in the next year as I went cheap to save on the initial cost, but that's still cheaper than a console.
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